A pair of former English Premier League players are training with the New England Revolution, according to Frank Dell’Apa of the Boston Globe. Jack Rodwell and Alexander Buttner were spotted in Foxborough on Tuesday.
.@NERevolution following Carles Gil's lead; next @MLS season for @JackRodwell , @AlexButtner_28 , both on trial?: https://t.co/b3buHZnvwH #MLS #ManchesterUnited #ManchesterCity #Flamengo #liganos— Frank Dell'Apa (@frankdellapa) September 18, 2019
Rodwell, 28, most recently played for the Blackburn Rovers. Before that, he recorded more than 150 EPL appearances while with Everton (2007-12), Manchester City (2012-14) and Sunderland (2014-18). Rodwell is a defensive midfielder who has been linked with the Revs in the past.
Buttner, 30, is a new name for the club. The Dutch footballer signed with Manchester United in 2012, but only made 13 appearances before departing in 2014. He has since suited up for Dynamo Moscow, Anderlecht and Vitesse. Buttner plays as a left back.
Both players are free agents, but can’t be added this season because of roster rules. It’s likely that head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena has invited Rodwell and Buttner to Gillette to see if they’d be helpful in 2020.